Road Gang calculates Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act impact

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the most important piece of transportation legislation since the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley noted upon the $1 trillion funding package’s late-2021 passage.  “At the core of the legislation is a five-year, $304 billion reauthorization of our…

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FHWA quantifies FY2022 Infrastructure Investment windfall

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation; CP staff The Federal Highway Administration confirms a 20 percent increase in funding apportioned to the 50 states and District of Columbia: $52.5 billion for fiscal year 2022, versus $42 billion for 2021 (October 2020-September 2021). Annual funding the agency disburses for the Federal-aid Highway Program is based on a statutory formula contained in the…

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We Have Our Infrastructure Bill – But Remember the Cautionary Tales

Finally. After months of wrangling and tortuous back-and forth, Congress finally passed our big infrastructure bill, and the President signed it. Thank goodness. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the IIJA, holds much promise for a nation that had been woefully short on maintaining its transportation, environmental and utility infrastructure. But there is a long history of…

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Analysts measure Infrastructure bill’s net road & bridge funding gains

Sources: National Stone Sand & Gravel Association, Alexandria, Va.; American Road & Transportation Builders Association, Washington, D.C.; Rock Products staffNational Stone, Sand & Gravel Association Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley calls the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, subject of a November 15 White House signing ceremony, the most important piece of transportation legislation since the Interstate…

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Taking the Pork Out of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

H.R.3684, all 1,372 pages using size 12 Robo font, is a whopper. Every dollar sign is followed by at least six zeros, and it’s pretty much hopeless to sum up the total to be spent. A billion spent here and a billion spent there, and pretty soon you have some real money! As of press time, the bill has yet…

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